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The Death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

In my “Following the Moon” entry for the New Moon on Sept. 17 I said that this next two week period was going to be particularly significant for the United States. (Click on New Moon to see the article.) The death of Justice Ginsburg certainly validates the prediction. It is likely that President Trump and Mitch McConnell will rush to replace Ginsberg with a conservative justice, if not before the election, at least before January, and this will set off a titanic power struggle.

You may remember that McConnell scuttled President Obama’s shot at picking a Supreme Court Justice back in 2016, saying that is was unfair for a president choose a justice during an election year. If you think that that rule is going to apply in this case, you don’t understand how the mind of a Pisces functions. Pisces people (and McConnell is a Sun sign Pisces) don’t work out of set principles. They take the opportunities offered to them in the moment. McConnell is not going to let the opportunity to pack the bench with conservatives pass him by.

Following the Moon: Sept. 17, 2020MoonImagePurple

The Full Moon chart for Sept. 2 (click here to see the article and the chart) had me feeling rather nervous, partly because is was hard to read (due the number of planets that changed houses in different house systems) and because of the T-square it featured involving Mars. Given the tense atmosphere that pervades our times, I feared that we would have a confrontation between right-wing militia member and Black Lives Matters protesters that would turn deadly.

The confrontation I was dreading actually came on Sept. 7, when armed militia folks clashed with demonstrators in Louisville, Ky. When I first heard that this was going on I literally felt a chill. However, thanks to efforts by Louisville police and (perhaps) restraint shown on both sides, a violent outcome was avoided. Astrologically, I credit the trines and sextile to the Sun and Moon in that New Moon chart. I had predicted that something good would come out of these aspects and that’s what we got. Next time, however, we might not be so lucky.

Rowdy Rudy on the Ropes

To say that Rudy Giuliani’s career has had its ups and downs would be an understatement. He first gained public attention as a prosecutor of Mafia figures. Then, as major of New York City during 9/11, he became known as “America’s Mayor” and he even considered running for president. However, after this ambition fell through, Giuliani’s career seemed to languish, until he reemerged as Donald Trump’s biggest fan and legal advisor.

Since then, the ride hasn’t gotten any smoother for Giuliani. Putting out the fires, legal and otherwise, started by his new boss, have kept him very busy during the past few years, though it has in no way caused Giuliani’s support of the president to waver. Last year he became Trump’s front man in the attempt to acquired incriminating information about the dealings of Joe Biden and his son in Ukraine.

It was in this role that Giuliani struck of a relationship with Andrii Derkach, a Ukrainian who said he had inside knowledge of the affair. Now it has been revealed that Derkach was a Russian agent who apparently was using Giuliani to funnel Russian disinformation about the Democratic nominee to the American public. Not only has this been a blow to Giuliani’s credibility. It has also put him in legal jeopardy.

In Between GenerationsGeneration Image

These days there is a lot of talk about generations. You hear about the Baby Boom generation, Generation X and the Millennials. Astrology has its own way of measuring generations. It typically involves the sign placements of Pluto and Neptune. Astrologers will talk about the Neptune in Capricorn generation, or the Pluto is Scorpio generation, or the generation born withNeptune in Capricorn and Pluto in Scorpio born between 1984 and 1996, which roughly corresponds with the Millennial generation.

The problem with using the transits of these slow-moving out planets to measure generation is that the planets don’t change signs at the same time. For the Millennial generation, for example, Pluto was in Scorpio between 1983 and 1995 while Neptune was in Capricorn between 1984 and 1997. This means that there was a short period before the Millennial generation started and after it ended that was sort of in between. I call these in between periods generational seams.

People born in the midst of one of these generational seams is caught between two generations. If you were born 1983 with Pluto in Scorpio and Neptune in Sagittarius your are not exactly in the Millennial generation, or the Gen X group that came before. You are part of mini-generation that is occupies both, and the same time, neither space.